Monday, March 29, 2010

Sweet Sunday Challenge #62

It is SO nice to be able to work in a clean environment! After everything that happened over the last few weeks, my scrap room looked... well, like it had been blown up. Much of Sunday was spent cleaning the scrap room, which was easier than what I thought. I was also quite surprised to see that making my card for the sweetest thing's Sweet Sunday Sketch #62 was easily accomplished; having a clean room with no distractions definitely helps.
Since it's so close to Easter, I figured that an Easter inspired card would only be appropriate. Here is the original sketch.

And here is my attempt. Like I said, I'm rather happy with the end result. :)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Summer Sun

Paper: CS: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White. DSP: Welcome Neighbor Designer Paper Pack (Sale-A-Bration)

Punches: Scallop Trim Border

Accessories: Apricot Appeal, Cricut - Doodlecharms

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Valrico Elementary Jubilee

Yesterday my daughter and I spent the day at Valrico Elementary School at the Spring Jubilee. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I was invited to attend by my friend Wendy Johnson. Wendy hosted the event, and I must say, it was a smashing success. :) There were several vendors there, most of them local. There were also a bunch of acitivites for the kids to participate in. It was wonderful meeting several new friends and seeing some familiar faces. All in all, it was a terrific day.

Scrap Room Re-Do

After spending the last month preparing for several craft events, my scrap room (see sidebar) was a disaster. I spent much of the afternoon cleaning it up. I have been inspired by many other blogs that post their crafting spaces that I figured now was a good time to post so of mine. Unfortunately it won't stay that way for long.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #61

Boy, I certainly cut this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch a little close! I love the sweetest things... Sweet Sunday Challenges, so I really wanted to get this done. I've been preparing for yet another craft fair this Saturday - at the same time, I didn't want to skip the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I've been pretty consistent about participating in them as of late. I'm not too happy with the turnout of this card, but I think that is because I rushed in making it... like usual. ;)

And here is my card.

Stamps: Pocket Sillhouettes

Ink: Old Olive

Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, DSP Cottage Wall

Dies: Scallop Circle

Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, button.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Sleep In!

I am not a person who normally sleeps in. Five o'clock rolls around and I'm wide awake. Thankfully, I've been quite tired the last couple of days... Why? I've been preparing for Boyette Springs Elementary School's Spring Fling, which I finally went to this past Saturday. And guess what? I actually slept in until 8 0'clock this morning! :D

The Spring Fling was quite a hit. I went there and partnered up with my dear friend Jeannie. Together, we not only set up our tent and booth, set out our displays, sold some of our wonderful Stampin' Up materials, but we also had fun doing it! We are very cool. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #60

I have been SO behind lately with getting ready for the horse show... that said, I still couldn't resist participating in the sweetest thing's 60th Sweet Sunday Sketch. Man, I love these things... :) Here is the original sketch.

Here is my attempt!

I really had a good time making this card, although my first attempt ended with glue splattered all over it. Has this ever happened to any of you?

Stamps: Three Little Words

Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive, DSP Delicate Dots (retired)

Punches: Scallop Punch

Dies: Flourish, Textured Impression Folder (Perfect Polka Dots)

Accessories: Silver Brad, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (Bundle)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekend Warriors!

Wow, am I tired. This day light savings time is killing me. This past weekend was wonderful, but very busy. On Friday, I made various paper crafts in anticipation of being a vendor at a local barn where my daughter participated in a horse show. Blustery days and paper crafts DO NOT mix. After setting up my tent and table, and getting ready for customers, the winds went wild. The roof of the tent nearly blew away, and off went the items on the table; PAPER CRAFTS, mind you. Paper tends to be hard to catch. After getting a little help from some new friends, we relocated the tent to the other side of the barn to block the wind... NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I finally threw in the towel.

My Sara did an amazing job, although her horse Khandi Bey was a little under the weather. She received 2 thirds and 1 fourth. I am amazed at her drive to compete. Below are some of the photos I took (yay me!)

My niece Hayes competed in her first lead line class. She was absolutely adorable and soooo proud of her "blue ribbon". Her older sister Hannah led Hayes around on their pony, Chloe. Hannah also competed and also brought home a lot of blue! It actually was a total family affair, as Jason, the girls' father was the cook for the "Galaxy Grill". Yummy burgers, I might add.

On Sunday, Sara and I mended fences at our barn all day. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.

Blog Candy

While browsing through some of my favorite blogs, I found the Paper-Rose Petals blog, and I was thrilled to see the giveaway that she had posted!

As per her comments "Hope you think it's worth playing for" - of course it is!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #59

I spent most of today in my scrapbook room. It's usually quite enjoyable, but I am in crunch time for the horse show, so much of today was working on cute little cards to show off next Saturday. I did, however, look at the sweetest thing... and was delighted to see that there was another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge posted. I love these challenges and couldn't help but to enter. Here is the original sketch.

And here is my attempt.

While I enjoy how the card came out, I will admit that Crushed Curry is not one of my favorite colors!
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Ruby Red
Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzelberry, DSP Razzelberry Lemonade
Punches: Flower Layers #3, Scallop Trim Punch

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A little bit of me...

I spent much of today with my daughter, Sara. She made a deal with me that if I took her to Starbucks, she would go to Joann's with me. Even though she knows there is always ONE more stop. We do enjoy our Starbucks (although going on Saturday = BAD IDEA. It was busy, busy, busy!)

After our errands, she managed some time to ride as she is preparing for a horse show next weekend. As I watched her ride, I remember when I was her age. I could ride for hours and for that short time, it was just me and my horse. I see a lot of that in Sara and her horse. I have to admit that she is so much better at riding than I was. She rides english and is so disciplined, making sure her posture is good, leads are correct and has very quiet hands. I was more of a "hop on your back and ride where ever." Even though we are very different, she is a little bit of me, and I love that. :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monthly Recipe Card Class

Starting Friday, April 9th, I am hosting a recipe card making class. Come and enjoy some girl time and sharing family favorites! The class will be hosted monthly. At 6:30 pm, we will get together to make two 8 x 8 recipe/scrapbook cards; as an added bonus, you can swap your favorite recipes with other ladies there to try out some new dishes.

The fee for the class will be $12, which will include all of your supplies and food/drinks.

The deadline for RSVP'ing will be March 26th. Please try to RSVP by then so I can get all of your materials ready! Don't worry if you are not able to attend, as I can prepare a kit and send it to you so you can still be included in the fun.